The Best Episodes of Hotel Impossible
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2018
Struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.
#1 - Operation Sandy Part 1: Seaside Heights, NJ
Season 3 - Episode 11
Anthony gets himself into a storm of a situation when he arrives at the Thunderbird Motel in Seaside Heights, NJ, and tries to repair a motel that’s still hurting 9 months after being hit by Hurricane Sandy.
#2 - The Curve: Palm Springs, CA
Season 2 - Episode 8
Anthony is called in to convert a former economy motel into a boutique hotel, but discovers that the rooms are filthy and the lobby is a mess.
#3 - Alpenhof Lodge: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Season 2 - Episode 11
Anthony visits a picture-perfect ski lodge that he soon realizes has family management issues.
#4 - Crack Vials and Denials: Baltimore, MD
Season 3 - Episode 1
Anthony visits the Abacrombie Inn, once an award-winning bed and breakfast in historic Baltimore. Unfortunately, the inn has been run down by its new owners. Can Anthony save a hotel that’s rife with spoiled food, crack vials and more dust than he's ever seen?
#5 - Operation Sandy Part 2: Seaside Heights, NJ
Season 3 - Episode 12
n the second hour of a special 2-part episode, Anthony continues his mission to help out the Jersey Shore with a visit to Seaside Heights, one of the places that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy 9 months ago.
#6 - Greece Lightning: Litochoro, Greece
Season 3 - Episode 2
Anthony heads to Mount Olympus in Greece to help the struggling and mold-infested Litohoro Olympus Resort Villas and Spa. Can he break through the cultural barrier to the resorts’ misguided owners to refurbish this once great Greek resort?
#7 - Making Waves: Myrtle: Beach, SC
Season 4 - Episode 8
Anthony arrives at the Carnival Inn in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and finds the elevators and guest rooms in hideous condition and meets with an overwhelmed manager who has no experience running a hotel.
#8 - Hollywood Nightmare: Hollywood, CA
Season 4 - Episode 5
A worn-out hotel in Hollywood needs a face-lift, but first Anthony has to deal with problems that include the discovery of dirty syringes on the premises, a rotting infrastructure and an owner who seems blinded by the lights of Tinseltown.
#9 - Western Riviera: Grand Lake, CO
Season 2 - Episode 13
Anthony travels to the Western Riviera in Grand Lake, CO, to help a couple with no hotel experience, with a staff that have no hotel experience, in a town where the business dies down every winter.
#10 - Casa Verde: Rincon, Puerto Rico
Season 2 - Episode 9
In Puerto Rico, a noisy hotel bar drives away guests and Anthony has his hands full redesigning the bar and updating the rooms.
#11 - Bromley Sun Lodge: Peru, VT
Season 2 - Episode 12
Anthony is called in to help the Bromley Sun Lodge, which suffers from poor maintenance and owners who are in over their heads after a fire almost destroyed the hotel.
#12 - Gardenia Resort: Negril, Jamaica
Season 2 - Episode 10
Anthony travels to the 75-room Gardenia Resort in Jamaica and finds himself up against dirty rooms and a general manager who isn't aggressive enough to get the job done.
#13 - Resort to Spanking: Manson, WA
Season 5 - Episode 7
Anthony travels to the struggling lake tourist town of Manson, Wash., to offer his expertise to the Mountain View Lodge, where he encounters a passive-aggressive owner who needs some help dealing with control issues.
#14 - Crash Course in Daytona: Daytona Beach, FL
Season 5 - Episode 1
In the Season 5 premiere, Anthony travels to Daytona Beach to save the historic 50 room Streamline Hotel, which is known as the birthplace of NASCAR, but that connection may not be enough to keep the owner and an inexperienced general manager from letting the place crash and burn.
#15 - The Big Sleasy: New Orleans, LA
Season 5 - Episode 12
Season 5 comes to a close with Anthony's stay at the failing Empress Hotel in New Orleans, which he discovers offers cheap rates that attract undesirables and employs ridiculous cost-cutting policies for housekeeping employees.
#16 - Boardwalk Gold: Ocean City, MD
Season 3 - Episode 7
Anthony helps the failing Lankford Hotel, located in Ocean City, MD, on one of America’s top-rated boardwalks. The hotel is well kept, but Anthony discovers outdated rooms and hotel policies from the ’60s, as well as shops that aren’t making any money.
#17 - Periwinkle Inn: Cape May, NJ
Season 2 - Episode 7
Anthony tries to get the Periwinkle Inn in New Jersey out of the red, but the domineering mother and owner is reluctant to change her ways or let her two children take over.
#18 - Owner Overboard: Islamorada, FL
Season 4 - Episode 2
After arriving in the Florida Keys, Anthony discovers that not everything is as idyllic as it seems in this sun-kissed, palm tree-lined corner of America when he is tasked with keeping the Creekside Inn afloat.
#19 - Niagara Falls Down: Niagara Falls, Canada
Season 3 - Episode 10
Anthony goes to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, where the not-so-ritzy Ritz Inn is struggling to stay afloat. With a stubborn owner, filthy rooms and a wedding chapel that doubles as a storage room, can Anthony save the inn before it sinks completely?
#20 - Homestead Hoarders Gone Wild: Homestead, FL
Season 4 - Episode 6
Anthony deals with brothers who are out of touch when it comes to the 150-room hotel they operate in Homestead, Fla. Chief among the problems that need addressing is a banquet hall that's being used to store old supplies, furniture and trash.
#21 - Super Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Season 5 - Episode 5
Anthony finds an unkempt exterior, a nonexistent branding plan and tense, lost leadership when he arrives at the 70-room Hearthstone Inn in Cape Breton, N.S.
#22 - Stormy Wedding: Hood River, OR
Season 4 - Episode 12
Anthony is in beautiful Hood River, OR, to help the Vagabond Lodge. Anthony transforms this picturesque property into a profitable event space, but can they pull off a wedding in just 48 hours despite the looming storm clouds?
#23 - Packing Heat: Brewer, ME
Season 5 - Episode 8
Anthony arrives at the Vacationland Inn and Conference Center in Brewer, Maine, which at first glance seems like a well-run operation, but then he starts to discover problems, including managers who carry weapons, a mutinous staff, and a dangerous lack of security.
#24 - In the Doghouse: Baileys Harbor, WI
Season 3 - Episode 8
Anthony heads to Baileys Harbor, WI, otherwise known as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest," to help revitalize the Beachfront Inn, a 20-room, pet-friendly hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan.
#25 - The Italian Scallion: Palermo, Italy
Season 4 - Episode 9
Anthony goes to help out the Solunto Mare Hotel in Palermo, Sicily, and soon finds his hands full with a GM who can't get the staff to listen to her, and an entrepreneur who is leasing the hotel at a loss and putting his own money into the hotel to keep it going.